Jon is Realty’s Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer. He established the company in 2017 as his family office upon retiring from Blackstone, where he was a senior executive in the Real Estate group.
At Realty, Jon is responsible for the firm’s investment activities in both Real Estate and PropTech. He oversees the deployment of Realty’s balance sheet, and leads several of Realty’s key capital relationships, including co-investment and operating partner activities.
Jon gained extensive experience both in the boardroom, having served on the boards of Logicor, Office First (IVG), Songbird (Canary Wharf), Multi Corporation, TLG, and GSW (now Deutsche Wohnen), as well as on the ground, leading the operational, corporate, and development strategy of over 25 billion euros of Real Estate from single assets to large portfolios. Over his career, he has bought, managed, and sold tens of millions of square meters of Real Estate across Europe. Key highlights include the creation of Logicor, Blackstone’s marquee logistics and industrial business, which grew to be the largest in Europe, and Multi Corporation, a distressed retail developer that was transformed into one of Europe’s largest retail asset management businesses, owning or managing more than 150 centers at its peak.
Through Realty Corporation, Jon currently serves as a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company, advising clients around the globe on their investment strategy and priorities.
Jon’s previous roles included serving as a managing director at Blackstone, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, and various investment and development positions at Tishman Speyer and Morgan Stanley.
He graduated with highest honors from Princeton University, and received an MBA with honors in Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.